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January 16, 2013

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January 16, 2013 The other program that the Parker Public Library will be presenting is Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces, Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the La Paz County Board Room, 1108 Joshua Ave., Parker. In this presentation, Archaeologist Allen Dart discusses the historically known sky-watching practices of various southwestern peoples, and how their ancestors' observations of the heavens may have been commemorated in ancient architecture and rock symbols. The program illustrates cardinal, solstice, and equinox alignments and the possible calendrical reckoning features at such places as Arizona's Casa Grande Ruins and Picture Rocks petroglyphs sites, New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, the Hovenweep area of Utah, and mesa Verde and Chimney Rock regions of Colorado. This free program is sponsored by The Parker Area Historical Society and the Parker Friends of the Library and was made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council. Refreshments provided by the Historical Society. Last bit of information. The Parker Friends of the Library will be having a Book Sale on Saturday ,Feb. 23, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parker Public Library. Snow Birds, welcome back and all you new comers! Come and join us for a night of fun. Monday's from: 7pm9pm for little Square or Round Dance. If you haven't danced in awhile come-out and just watch or see if that body remembers the steps? (Rounds between tips. Mainstream and some Plus) at the Quartzsite Improvement Association Building (QIA), 234 E. Ironwood, Rd. Cactus Dodgers Square and Round Club was started in 1974 in the Quartzsite area. (Free RV..dry camping night of dance ONLY) 2013 Square and Round Dance ( Jan. 21 POW-WOW...Caller... Dale Dockery, Apache Jct., Az Location: 930 Quail Trail..Corner of Kofa & Quail Tr./Elementry School Jan . 28 Caller... Dave Guille, Cheyenne, WY. Feb. 4 Caller... Darrell Newell.... Cuer..Carolyn Cook, Lake Havasu, Az. Feb. 11 Caller... Bob Jones, Surprise, Az. Feb. 18 Caller... Bob Stutevoss, Yuma, Az. Feb. 25 Caller... Mike Wilder, Kingman, Az. DRY CAMPING $6/night Dump & Water $12 In the rear of Silly Al's Bar Ask for Mike D & B Leather BERTHA IS BACK! Leather as low as 50ยข/ft! 5,000 sq. ft. upholstery 3-4 oz brown! 5 diesel loads Garment Leather! Belts & Buckles Scrap Hides $2.00/lb. Two Big Locations QUARTZSITE, AZ Main St. and Tyson Wash (behind Dorothy & Toto Ice Cream) Open 7 days/week Nov. - mid-March 928-927-4077 BROAD ACRES SWAP MEET - LAS VEGAS, NV 2930 N. Las Vegas Blvd. (corner of Pecos) Every Sat. & Sun. QUARTZSITE On Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 we will be having a book discussion on The Grapes of Wrath. It's probably too late to pick up a book to read, but the discussion is open to those who would like to listen in. The discussion will be led by local resident George White. To further explore this classic, there will be a follow up program by the Arizona Curriculum Theater, Jan. 31, 1:00 p.m. at the La Paz County Board Room, 1108 Joshua Ave., Parker. The 45 minute presentation, given by James D. Porter, will combine a dramatic reading of Chapter one of The Grapes of Wrath with images from the dust bowl, and another dramatic reading of Chapter 25 with images from period California agriculture including photos of migrant workers from some of the California work camps. These free programs are sponsored by the West Valley Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Act One Foundation, AZ State Library and Maricopa County Library District. 2012 - 2013 Show Schedule Parker Library programs Cactus Dodgers updates Page 43 TYSON WELLS MARKET SQUARE Oct 1, 2012 - March 30, 2013 QUARTZSITE SHOWGROUNDS Oct. 1, 2012 - April 31, 2013 Annual RICE RANCH "Yawl Come" SHOW Nov 1, 2012 - Feb 28, 2013 MAIN STREET TRADERS OPEN YEAR ROUND Nov 1, 2012 - Feb 28, 2013 HI ALI SWAPMEET Nov 1, 2012 - Mar 28, 2013 MARKET PLACE SHOWGROUNDS Nov 1, 2012 - Feb 28, 2013 PROSPECTOR'S PANORAMA Nov 1, 2012 - Feb 15, 2013 GREASEWOOD SWAP Nov. 1, 2012 - April 1 2013 OPERATION HERO COMFORT SILENT AUCTION Dec. 1, 2012 10th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE Dec. 8, 2012 QUARTZSITE ART GUILD SHOW Dec. 7 & 8, 2012 Senior Center ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW & SALE Dec. 28 - 29, 2012 QIA DESERT GARDENS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2013 22ND ANNUAL HI JOLLY DAZE PARADE Jan. 8 TYSON WELLS ROCK & GEM SHOW Jan. 4 - Jan. 13, 2013 AUTHORS FAIR Jan. & Feb. Readers Oasis THE MAIN EVENT Jan. 12 - Jan. 27, 2013 TYSON WELLS SELL-A-RAMA Jan. 18 - Jan. 27, 2013 BIG TENT SPORTS, VACATION & R.V. SHOW Jan. 19 - Jan. 27, 2013 47TH ANNUAL Q I. A. POW WOW Jan. 23 - Jan. 27, 2013 BIG TENT HOBBY CRAFT & GEM SHOW Jan. 30- Feb. 3, 2013 TYSON WELLS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Feb. 1 - Feb. 10, 2013 QUARTZSITE QUILTERS QUILT SHOW TBA Senior Center BIG TENT CLASSIC CAR SHOW Feb. 2 - Feb. 3, 2013 ANNUAL ATV PARADE TBA DESERT BLOOM RALLY February 14- 17, 2013 GPAA GOLD & TREASURE EXPO AT QIA February 15-17, 2013 ART SHOW - MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE Feb. 16, 2013 QUARTZSITE MASTERS TUFF GOLF Feb. 16, 2013 ROCKIN' IN QUARTZSITE! ROCK AUCTION March 2, 2013 Buffalo, Elk, Deer, Goat Furs New Zealand Sheep Skins, Tooling Ladigo Provided by the Desert MESSENGER Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper For Mail Order Call: 775-751-5351 Email: 541-218-2560

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